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1950Brutus - Amazon to open facility in Illinois, hire 1,000 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I am not blaming anyone - I do my own taxes and I am lazy. What does "illegally defrauding Illinois" mean if it is not an accusation that one didn't pay their taxes??
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10-23-14 "Amazon posted its third quarter earnings results today and they were not pretty: the company said it had a operating loss of $544 million, more than twenty times what was lost for the same period in 2013. Its revenues grew to $20.84 billion, an increase of 20 percent over the same period last year, but less than what investors were expecting. In its projections for next quarter, Amazon said…
UrKidsWillPay - Amazon to open facility in Illinois, hire 1,000 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
If you actually did pay the use tax on line 23 you are exceptionally unusual and I never accused you of not paying your use tax. As far as over paying your use tax, that is no ones fault but your own (don't blame your accountant or tax preparer you are responsible for everything that goes on your tax return). Line 23 can be used to report ACTUAL use tax owed or you can use the USE TAX TABLE…
1950Brutus - Baldwin School evacuated following smoke in building - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I am as cynical as they come - even I wouldn't believe the smoke bomb theory - Rosie O'Donnell probably would.
QuincyJournal - Baldwin School evacuated following smoke in building - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Or the voters might allow the school district to take care of that on Tuesday. And, no, I don't believe anyone with the School District shoved smoke bombs in the vents...although I'm guessing some of the grassy knollers thought that when they read the story. BG

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The Media's Overreaction to Ebola Is Sending a Chill Through My Coworkers at Doctors Without Borders

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One of my colleagues is ill with Ebola that he contracted while working in West Africa for Medicines Sans Frontiers, otherwise known as Doctors Without Borders. Dr. Craig Spencer is having a hard enough time 
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Want to Know How the U.S. Taxpayer-Funded Afghan Army Is Performing? That's Classified.

2 hours, 24 minutes ago

Each month, the U.S.-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) rates Afghan security forces on a euphemistic scale of “fully capable” to “developing” and assesses their ability to “engage the enemy in combat”—that is, to stave off Tali
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Thursday's GDP Report Will Tell Us a Lot About the Economy

2 hours, 46 minutes ago

At 8:30 am this morning, the Commerce Department will release its first estimate for GDP growth in the third quarter of 2014. It’s one of the most important economic data releases of the year to date and should give us a better understanding of the health of the economy.That’s needed. GDP data t
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Most Ebola Patients in the U.S. Survive. Half in Africa Die. Why Are We Letting This Happen?

11 hours, 29 minutes ago

This week’s news on Ebola should make you breathe a sigh of relief—and seethe with anger.The news is the recovery of Amber Vinson, the nurse who got Ebola while treating Thom
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The Director of the Viral Catcalling Video Explains Why It Has So Few White Men

12 hours, 10 minutes ago

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How Female Comedians Went from Self-Hating to the Self-Help Shelf

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A funny thing happened on the way to the advice and self-help section at Barnes & Noble: women comedians.This week marks the publication of Amy Poehler’s Yes, Please, a memoir and essay collection jammed with jo
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The Russian Sanctions Are Working: Putin Can't Keep Buying Popularity

14 hours, 44 minutes ago

Thanks to western sanctions and the Kremlin’s bans on foreign imports, Russia’s economic prospects look gloomy. In September, inflation reached a three-year peak, and could exceed 8 percent by the end of the year. Sliding crude oil prices, growth stagnation, capital flight, and the
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Jordan Peele Is Making a Horror Movie About "Being a Black Man Today"

16 hours, 6 minutes ago

By this point, Jordan Peele has established himself as a character actor, magazine cover model, and one-half of a genius sketch-come
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16 hours, 6 minutes ago

The stakes of the 2014 midterm elections, as many have noted, seem awfully low. Yes, control of the Senate is up for grabs, but there’s only so much Republicans will be able to accomplish in the face of the veto and filibuster. As my own colleagues have pointed out, this is an
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Mindlessness Can Be Just as Productive as Mindfulness

17 hours, 24 minutes ago

The only time I’ve ever missed a flight, I was physically at the airport. But my mind was … not. I was wandering through the bookstore, lost in thought, my daydreams apparently intense enough to drown out both the final boarding call and my own name over the paging system. This kind
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Russians Are Absolutely Gleeful Over the U.S. Space Rocket Explosion

18 hours, 13 minutes ago

Tuesday night, the $200 million Antares cargo rocket destined for the International Space Station 
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Taylor Swift Channels 'Gone Girl'

18 hours, 38 minutes ago

Earlier this week Taylor Swift revealed—via Tumblr, of course—that her favorite author is Fault in Our Stars writer John Green. It makes sense: they’re blockbusters,
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Lytton Strachey Explains What a Strange, Marvelous Creature the Inventor of Modern Biography Was

19 hours, 40 minutes ago

It would be difficult to find a more shattering refutation of the lessons of cheap morality than the life of James Boswell. One of the most extraordinary successes in the history of civilization was achieved by an idler, a lecher, a drunkard, and a snob. Nor was this success of that sudden explosive
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There's One Very Important Difference Between the Military's Ebola Quarantine and Chris Christie's

21 hours, 23 minutes ago

On Wednesday morning, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced that all troops returning from Ebola-stricken nations in West Africa would face a mandatory 21-day quarantine upon re
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138,000 Poor, Mostly Black Mississippians Are Suffering Because Their Governor Played Politics With Their Health

21 hours, 41 minutes ago

Kaiser Health News reporter Sarah Varney has written a masterful story in collaboration with Politico Magazine about the consequences of Mississippi’s decision to resist the implemen
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Stop Celebrating the Pope's Views on Evolution and the Big Bang. They Make No Sense.

1 day ago

A famous anecdote from 19th century New England involves Margaret Fuller, an early feminist and ardent exponent of the spiritual movement of transcendentalism. Besotted by her emotions, she once blurted out, “I accept the universe!” When he heard of this, the Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle
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The Pope Can Figure Out Science, So Why Can't the GOP?

1 day, 2 hours ago

Unlike some American politicians, Pope Francis doesn’t see science as an adversary.In an address at the Vatican on Monda
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Columbia's President Explains His Response to Campus Rape

1 day, 10 hours ago

Universities have long enjoyed the privilege of educating successive generations of young people. This comes, of course, with the responsibility to uphold essential values and to address society’s problems through our institutional leadership and our scholarship. Our constructed communities are dr
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Why Can't the Media Give Obama Credit for Crisis Management?

1 day, 12 hours ago

President Barack Obama would likely be the first to admit that his administration’s response to the first case of Ebola in the United States was not perfect. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) did not have adequate protocols in place, and two Dallas nurses caught the virus as a r
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Why Doesn't MIT Trust Its Own Students to Recognize Sexual Assault?

1 day, 13 hours ago

The hysteria surrounding campus sexual assault reached a new pitch yesterday when MIT released the results of a survey on the subject. The university reported that 17 percent of female undergrads and 5 percent of male underg
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Scott Walker Is Scared He Might Lose—and He's Already Blaming His Fellow Republicans

1 day, 16 hours ago

The polls are generally not trending well for Democrats in the final days before the 2014 midterms, but it’s increasingly looking not inco
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Enough Already! Massachusetts' Martha Coakley Isn't "Choking."

1 day, 16 hours ago

There’s always been a predetermined quality to Martha Coakley’s campaign for Massachusetts governor—with pundits and politicos just waiting for her to fall on her face so that they can flash the “choke” sign.Having so
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Jewish History is Not Just About the Holocaust. Finally, a Museum Gets That.

1 day, 17 hours ago

If every museum is an argument, the principal contention of Warsaw’s massive new Museum of the History of the Polish Jews, which opens today, is that a millennium of Jewish history cannot be reduced to the six-year period between 1939 and 1945, when Nazi Germany ex
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The GOP Chair Just Declared a Post-Election War Against Obama

1 day, 18 hours ago

On Monday, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy put conservatives on notice that if they force Republicans to indulge their appetite for maximal confrontation with President Obama, it will cost t
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Bloomberg's New Elite-Education Initiative Has a 'Good Will Hunting' Problem

1 day, 19 hours ago

On Tuesday, a coalition led by former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg announced an ambitious new philanthro
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Here's How To Understand the Crippling Sadness That Overtook Evelyn Waugh

1 day, 19 hours ago

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The Emily Dickinson of Photography Left Thousands of Negatives Behind When She Died

1 day, 20 hours ago

Vivian Maier obsessively documented the world around her from the 1950s to 1990s. This month, Vivian Maier: A Photographer Found will be published—the largest collection of her work to date. On
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Chris Christie Is Ignorant About Ebola, But That Doesn't Mean He Was Wrong About Quarantines

1 day, 22 hours ago

The word "quarantine" comes from the Venetian "quaranta giorni," which means "forty days." During the Middle Ages, this was the amount of time ships and their passengers were required to stay in port before disembarking, to ensure that they were not carrying bubonic plague. The conditions on board m
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Michel Faber Wrote This Heartbreaking Book While His Wife Was Dying. Now He Says It's His Last.

1 day, 22 hours ago

If Michel Faber’s phenomenon-turned-bestseller-turned-miniseries The Crimson Petal and the White is the only fic
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It's Not Just You. The Midterms Are Boring.

2 days, 2 hours ago

Pundits are always complaining that the parties aren’t talking about big ideas and, usually, I’m the first to point out the pundits are wrong. This time, they are right.Election Day is one week away and, thematically, both parties have very little to say. It's not hard to see why. Obama has acco
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A Climate Change Pact That Includes the U.S. and China Isn't Hopeless. Here's Why.

2 days, 10 hours ago

The fight to stop climate change can seem pretty hopeless. The Republican Congress doesn’t even believe global warming is real, which means progress is limited to what President Barack Obama can do on his own, through executive authority. Australia and Canada, once in the environmental vanguard, a
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A West Point Literature Professor's Inspiring Plea for Creativity in Our Military

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Reading Elizabeth Samet’s No Man’s Land: Preparing for War and Peace in Post-9/11 America, reminded me of a conversation I had nearly a decade ago, about whether to stay in the Marines. It was 2005
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Energy Companies Are Spending Millions to Fight Local Fracking Bans Because They're Terrified

2 days, 12 hours ago

When the nation's shale-drilling boom began six years ago, few Americans knew how oil and gas companies were able to extract such vast quantities of oil and gas with historic efficacy. Fewer, for that matter, even cared. Today, the industry's relentless pursuit of shale rock is hard to ignore. So t
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Is This a Vacation Photo or a Crime Scene?

2 days, 12 hours ago

A nice if rather pointless holiday snap. More accurately, a photograph of people taking a rather pointless holiday snap. In this respect, it—the snap—is exemplary, since 90 percent of the pictures now being taken are pointless. The weather’s fine, the beach is nice, the water’s that gentle,
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Republicans Have Big Plans for a GOP Senate. Here’s What Will Come of Them: Nothing.

2 days, 18 hours ago

If Republicans capture the Senate, they can accomplish big things, Senator Rob Portman told The Atlantic in an article published Monday. “We need the majority f
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The GOP's Giddiness Over Hillary Clinton's Jobs "Gaffe" Will Backfire

2 days, 19 hours ago

High on the long list of things Republicans decided not to change after the 2012 election—below opposition to immigration reform, but above the belief that Democrats only win elections by showering the poor with generous welfare benefits—is an abiding faith that the fundamental unit of politics
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The Day Dylan Thomas's Poetic Brilliance Triumphed Over His Sad Alcohol Dependency

2 days, 21 hours ago

I saw and heard Dylan Thomas only once. De mortuis…. Perhaps it is unbecoming to remember him as I do; but this memory is deeply engraved as his mark of greatness for me; and it is by this mark that I shall always remember this man and poet whom I did not know.It was a public reading of p
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Ukraine's Election Wasn't Just a Win for Pro-Europeans. It Was a Win for Democracy Itself.

2 days, 22 hours ago

As the results of Sunday's parliamentary election in Ukraine roll in, and with them ample speculation about what the new government will look like—coalition negotiations are alrea
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You're Overreacting to the Ebola Outbreak, and It's Not Helping

3 days ago

On Friday, the governors of New York and New Jersey decided to impose a mandatory quarantine period of 21 days on all travelers who have come in contact with
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Woman Doctors, Woman Writers ... Is Using 'Woman' as an Adjective Demeaning?

3 days ago

Political-correctness 101 dictates that we should avoid gendered versions of job titles: We’re meant to use “server” instead of “waitress”, “actor” for women as well as men. (Thank God the nineteenth-century “doctoress” never caught on.) But sometimes, for valid and non-sexist reas
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Chris Christie Isn't Backing Down on the Ebola Quarantine

3 days, 2 hours ago

The debate over how to treat returning health care workers and other people exposed to Ebola in West Africa stopped got a lot more real—and a lot more intense—over the weekend. Here’s a rough summary of what happened, in case you were watching football rather than Ebola News:1. Late Friday,
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Let's Bring Back Mourning Clothes

3 days, 13 hours ago

When Ellen Olenska—freshly back from Europe under a pall of ambiguous disgrace—invites Newland Archer to her home for the first time in Edith Wharton’s novel The Age of Innocence, she ignores the unwritten sartorial mandates and dons “a long robe of red velvet bordered about the chi
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This Iranian Photographer is Tired of Explaining Life in Iran

3 days, 14 hours ago

Last week, a photo series of Iranian fathers and daughters garnered
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Yes, Texas Could Turn Blue

3 days, 14 hours ago

“Do you really think Wendy Davis is going to win?” I asked Jenn Brown, the executive director of Battleground Texas. “I sure do,” she replied. Brown and her top staff may be the only people in Texas who think that Democrat Davis, who is running
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Are Political Beliefs Predetermined at Birth?

4 days, 12 hours ago

For two centuries, the most advanced thinkers have claimed biology and physiology could explain the most complex human behaviors and even beliefs. In the early 19th century, physicians thought that a person’s character was determined by the shape of their skull. During the last century, social sci
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The Heroic, Tragic Story of the Doctor Who Saved Nigeria From Ebola

4 days, 12 hours ago

The best news about Ebola probably isn’t the recovery of two American nurses who cared for Thomas Duncan or the app
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The Edward Snowden Documentary Accidentally Exposes His Lies

4 days, 23 hours ago

There are two arguments at the heart of Citizenfour, Laura Poitras’s new documentary about Edward Snowden, the former contractor whose leaks about the National Security Agency launched a firestorm: a furious indictment of the American security state, and a staunch defense of Snowden himse
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An Ebola Quarantine for New York

5 days, 9 hours ago

Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo are playing doctor. The governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday announced a
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Could You Handle the Psychological Toll of an Ebola Quarantine?

5 days, 14 hours ago

On Monday, the family of Thomas Eric Duncan, the first man to be diagnosed with and ultimately die of Ebola on U.S. soil, was finally able to leave their home after 21 da
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My Grandfather Escaped the Holocaust. The Letters I Found in His Attic Would Change Everything I Thought I Knew About It.

5 days, 14 hours ago

In my father’s eulogy for my grandfather, he quoted Field Marshal Ferdinand Foch: “Hard pressed on my right; center is yielding; impossible to maneuver. Situation excellent, I shall attack.” We called my grandfather saba, the modern, muscular Hebrew appella
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H.P. Lovecraft Invented a Horrific World to Escape a Nihilistic Universe

5 days, 16 hours ago

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have
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Is 'Dracula Untold' An Islamophobic Movie?

5 days, 16 hours ago

This week I saw Dracula Untold in Istanbul, with an Italian Turkologist who shares my enthusiasm for vampire movies. It was past 10 p.m. when the credits rolled, and the audience was disgruntled. Outside, Istiklal Street was still booming. An armored police van drove past us, weaving thro
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Deciding How to Die Has Never Been Harder

5 days, 16 hours ago

Dying has never been easy but modern medicine has made it much more difficult. Our ancestors died quickly; few lived long enough to be faced by the progressive debility and dementia that most of us will now suffer. And when they fell ill all they could do was pray for either recovery or eternal life
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The UNC Scandal Exposes the "Student-Athlete" Lie Once and For All

5 days, 17 hours ago

Friday night, my seven-year-old son will go the University of North Carolina men’s basketball team’s first exhibition game of the season. He’ll wear his #5 Carolina-blue jersey, in honor of his favorite player Marcus Paige,
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An Empty Cocktail for Mitch McConnell

5 days, 19 hours ago

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is locked in a tough reelection fight with Alison Lundergan Grimes, the secretary of state in Kentucky. Throughout the race, he
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We Already Know the Winner of Next Month's Election: Obamacare

5 days, 19 hours ago

As speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives, Thom Tillis bears as much responsibility as any Republican politician for the state’s decision not to accept the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion. He even
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Polygamy and Child Wives: Women's Rights Are Going in the Wrong Direction in Pakistan

5 days, 20 hours ago

The bearded clerics of Pakistan’s Council of Islamic Ideology, the advisory body that determines whether the country’s laws are in accordance with Islam, have been extremely busy this year. Central to their preoccupations has been the issue of marriage; in March they
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For Women, The Internet Can Be a Scary Place

5 days, 21 hours ago

Even though there is no shortage of examples of harassment online, a 
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Is a Community Still a Community Without a Bookstore?

5 days, 21 hours ago

I remember when Paperbacks Plus, the last independent bookstore in the Bronx, shut its doors. When my boss rolled down the metal shutters for the final time on her storefront in Riverdale—the affluent area that has always had a fractious history with the rest of the borough—every neighborhood mo
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Watch Mitch McConnell Dodge a Simple Question About His Senate Agenda

5 days, 22 hours ago

The latest twist in the Kentucky Senate race is a scandalette surrounding Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose campaign has apparently been offering to cover costs for people who
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NYC Officials Lied to the Public Last Night. That Was The Right Thing To Do.

5 days, 22 hours ago

Let’s not beat around the bush here: The authorities in New York clearly lied in their press conference last night about Craig Spencer, the New York physician who contracted Ebola w
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Matt Yglesias Entirely Misunderstands Why the Book Publishing Industry Exists

5 days, 23 hours ago

Matt Yglesias has a little “real talk” for us at Vox. Amazon is doing us all a favor, he says, by crushing the fundamentally useless middleman between author and reader: the book publisher.Yglesias’s piece is mostly a
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The Blackwater Verdict Signals America's Growing Dependence on Wall Street to Wage War

5 days, 23 hours ago

Earlier this week, a federal jury convicted four Blackwater Worldwide guards in the killing of 14 Iraqi civilians in 2007. For many, these guilty verdicts bring closure to an ignominious chapter in the Iraq War, but in realit
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The U.N. Caused Haiti's Cholera Epidemic. Now the Obama Administration Is Fighting the Victims.

6 days ago

Four years ago this month a battalion of United Nations soldiers, fresh from a cholera outbreak in Nepal, allowed their sewage to flow into Haiti’s biggest river and, scientists say
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Here's What Should Scare You About Ebola

6 days, 3 hours ago

Ebola is back. And it’s in New York City.Craig Spencer, a 33-year-old physician who returned from Guinea on October 19, has tested positive for the disease. He’s now in a special isolation ward at Bellevue Hospital, under the care of hospital staff and advisors from local, state, and federal hea
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Young Doctors Can Be Courageous. They Can Also Be Careless.

6 days, 10 hours ago

It is dismaying to learn that the two most egregious violations of voluntary self-quarantine for Ebola in the U.S. were committed by health care professionals. The first was the Dallas nurse, Amber Vinson, who took care of “patient zero,” the l
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NYC's Ebola Patient Went Bowling. Why Don't Americans Just Stay Home When They're Sick?

6 days, 11 hours ago

On Thursday, Dr. Craig Spencer, who had recently been in Guinea treating Ebola patients for Doctors Without Borders, tested positive for Ebola in New York
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The First Case of Ebola Has Been Diagnosed in NYC. Here's What We Know.

6 days, 12 hours ago

A fourth person has been diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. This time it’s in New York City and the patient is a 33-year-old physician who recently returned from West Africa, where he was taking care of Ebola patients for Doctors Without Borders.Here’s what we (think we) know, via media reports an
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The Award for Dumbest Tweet About the NYC Ebola Case Goes to Someone Very Close to Ted Cruz

6 days, 12 hours ago

On Thursday evening, after the announcement that Dr. Craig Spencer, who worked with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea, had tested positive for Ebola i
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Why Won't Elizabeth Warren Reveal Her Foreign Policy Positions?

6 days, 12 hours ago

On July 18, Elizabeth Warren gave a rousing speech at Netroots Nation, the annual gathering of liberal activists. She called for raising the minimum wage, strength
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America's Organ Transplant Law Is Criminally Unfair to Donors

6 days, 12 hours ago

From his desk at the Department of Defense, Steve Lessin spent his life serving his country, developing radar systems to help save American servicemen’s lives. But when he needed an organ transplant to save his own life, the law denied it to him.Lessin was diabetic but otherwise healthy and active
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Mubarak Nostalgia is the Winning Strategy in Egyptian Politics Right Now

6 days, 12 hours ago

ISMAILIA, Egypt—In 2007, Suleiman al-Hout had a problem. Local officials in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia refused to license the food-cart from which he sold kebda, or fried liver, a common Egyptian street food. At first he asked a relative who sat on Ismailia’s local council to inter
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Ben Bradlee and the Powerful Cold War Georgetown Set

6 days, 12 hours ago

I met Ben Bradlee in the fall of 2009, when I was researching The Georgetown Set, my forthcoming book on th
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A Holocaust Victim's Forgotten Masterpiece Is Finally Available in America

6 days, 16 hours ago

This fall Journey by Moonlight, a beloved Hungarian classic first published in 1937, will at last make its American debut. It is difficult to say whether the book is happy or sad, or both, or neither. It is above all strange, a brief reprieve from the logic according to which happiness and
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Introducing the Woman-Child: Hollywood's Latest Regression

6 days, 18 hours ago

Early in the equal-opportunity arrested-development comedy Laggies, three women in their late twenties gather in suburban Seattle for the bridal shower of a fourth. Framed photos convey that the quartet have been friends since childhood. One of them, however, makes it clear that she is not
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Primo Levi's Heartbreaking, Heroic Answers to the Most Common Questions He Was Asked About "Survival in Auschwitz"

6 days, 19 hours ago

While I was in the camp the need to tell the story was so strong that I began to describe my experiences there, on the spot, in that German laboratory laden with freezing cold, the war, and vigilant eyes; and yet I knew that I would not be able under any circumstances to hold onto those haphazardly
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European Soccer Has a Racism Problem. Its Solution: Sexism.

6 days, 19 hours ago

When Manchester City played CSKA Moscow on Tuesday in the Champions League, Europe’s most prestigious soccer club competition, the 18,600-capacity stadium was mostly empty. It was the first of three games the Russian club has to play to a closed stadium as punishment for its fans’ racist behavio
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Kay Hagan: Obama's Most Inspiring Moment Was Four Years Ago

6 days, 20 hours ago

If the homestretch of a campaign brings to mind the state fair—the crisp fall air, the abundance of fried foods, pigs!—then the most popular carnival game on the Midterms Mid
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Republicans Have Known All Along That Their Jobs Plan Wouldn't Work That Well

6 days, 21 hours ago

If you’ve read my work over the past few months, you’ve probably heard me argue that Republicans don’t have a jobs plan. I’ve
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Get Ready for Ferguson to Be Back in the News

1 week ago

The story of Michael Brown’s killing may seem like a distant memory. After dominating the news for several weeks in August, and focusing national attention on race, it gave way to the Ray Rice controversy and then Ebola—and largely fell from public view. But the saga is far from over, as the peo
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New Evidence in the Michael Brown Case Points Toward Officer Wilson's Innocence

1 week ago

More than two months have passed since Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri—setting off confrontations between (mostly African-American) residents and (mostly white) police, and sparking a national conversation about race. But the precise circums
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Chris Christie Just Exposed His Entire Party's Deceitful Voter Suppression Plan

1 week ago

Every now and again a Republican state party operative or elected official will drop the ruse and admit that the purpose of state-level voter restrictions isn’t to curtail voter impersonation fraud or to cut election costs, but to keep the wrong kinds of people from voting.Usually the admission is
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Freaking Out Over Facebook's Egg Freezing Is Just Another Way to Police Women's Choices

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Oil Prices Are Dropping. Will We Turn Into Gas-Guzzling, Energy Monsters Again?

1 week ago

In the 1970s, years of high oil prices forced the United States to get more strategic about how it used fossil fuel. Drivers switched from Detroit-made gas-guzzlers to Japanese econo-boxes. House builders began putting more insulation in walls. Washington and a bevy of states threw taxpayer subsidie
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"If You Spit in My Face, You Would Regret It”: Excerpts From the Feisty, Humble, Marvelous Letters of Ben Bradlee

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They came in tranches of four, seven, and nine—brown legal boxes, numbered sequentially and marked “Bradlee.” Courteous custodial workers wheeled them out of the elevator and through the chiming glass doors that mark the entrance to the seventh-floor executive suite of the Washington Post
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For $2,500 You Can Now Own Joan Didion’s Sunglasses

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If your fan-mail to Joan Didion has been getting returned-to-sender these past few decades, then you’re in luck: You can now pay $350 on Kickstarter for the privilege of having your two-page letter read to the 79-year-old author herself. The money will go towards a
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Stop Calling Our Closest Allies Against ISIS "Terrorists"

1 week ago

The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) was formed in Ankara, Turkey, in 1978 for the purpose of achieving, through armed struggle, an independent Kurdistan. The PKK has killed civilians, bombed tourist sites, and executed deserters and dissidents; it is directly or indirectly responsible for thousands
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Why Are We So Fixated on the Crimes of the Victorians?

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In Wilkie Collins’s 1868 mystery novel, The Moonstone, the otherwise respectable household steward Gabriel Betteredge finds himself gripped by a powerful—but, it seems, not altogether unpleasant—compulsion. “Do you feel an uncomfortable heat at the pit of your stomach, sir? and a na
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If This Ferguson Video Doesn't Inspire You to Vote, Nothing Will

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Back in 2012, Tim O'Neil, now the creative director of an advertising company called Mentality Creative, produced a hard-hitting spot called "Mitt Romney's America" for Priorities USA, the pro-Obama super PAC. When he started following the ne
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See 'Low Down': John Hawkes Is Our Least Appreciated Master Actor

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Low Down is about a child watching a grown man as he succumbs to life.  It is not a cheerful film, and while its milieu is that of the world of jazz, it does not believe in endless drum solos defying an unkind world. This is the story of a piano player (John Hawkes), brilliant but hesitant
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Let Chris Christie Legalize Sports Gambling. It Won't Ruin the Game.

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Last Friday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law a bill legalizing sports gambling in his state. Casinos and racetracks began preparing to take bets as soon
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The CDC's New Ebola Plan Is Better Than a Travel Ban

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The Centers for Disease Control just announced new measures designed to stop international visitors from spreading Ebola in the U.S. Under the new system, anybody who has been recently to
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The Anti-'Klinghoffer' Protests Are the Best Thing That Could Happen to the Metropolitan Opera

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John Adams’s The Death of Klinghoffer opened at the Metropolitan Opera Monday night amid angry protests. The opera is based on the real-life, 1985 hijacking of a cruise
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BP Didn't Ruin the Gulf, Writes a Politico Contributor Paid by BP

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In an opinion piece published Tuesday by Politico Magazine, "No, BP Didn't Ruin the Gulf," author Geoff Morrell writes that the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, the worst off-s
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The Federal Reserve Shouldn't End Its Stimulus Program Yet

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At 2pm next Wednesday, the Federal Reserve will likely announce that it is ending its quantitative easing program. That may sound boring, but it’s been the Fed’s most powerful to
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The Data Favors Democrats

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Much of the chatter about next month's midterm election has focused on Republican gains in the Senate, possibly enough to take control of the chamber. The chatter has even taken a t
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I Was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine 20 Years Ago. Now I'm a War Reporter There. Here's What's Changed.

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KIEV, Ukraine—In the winter of 1994, President Bill Clinton arrived at Kiev's Boryspil airport to seal the deal with a reluctant President Leonid Kravchuk to hand over Ukraine’s inherited stock of Soviet nuclear warheads in exchange for security guarantees from the U.S., Great Britain, and Russi
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Michael Morse looks like Jimmy Fallon after being hit with the gamma radiation. #hulksmash
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